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“Life is unsure;always eat dessert first.” -anonymous

Sour Orange Bars, grain-free dessert

  Looking for a grain-free dessert, I found this recipe  for lemon bars. In tune with my theme of using what I have, I made grain-free sour orange bars instead of lemon bars. I cut the recipe in half and substituted stevia for the honey. If I was making this to share, I’d double the recipe.   Sour Orange Bars   Save Print Prep time 20mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients ½ cup fresh sour orange juice 6 packets stevia 3 eggs ¼ cup coconut oil (melted) Instructions combine stevia and sour orange juice add eggs to blender, blend on mix until slightly beaten add stevia/sour orange juice mix to eggs in blender, blend until combined but not frothy Pour egg mixture into a double boiler over medium heat slowly add coconut oil while mixing with a wooden spoon When mixture thickens, remove from heat pour over prepared crust in baking pan cool in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving Nutrition Information ...

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This isn’t really flan either

Jonna wrote about How Not to Make Flan , on her blog. She came by the house and shared some with us.It tasted like flan but was dense and heavy.Not a bad first effort.I recently made this low carb ginger flan without the ginger. Husband says that I cannot call it a flan, he thinks it’s more like a mousse. Refrigerating it for 3 hours really does make a difference, but with one of the liquids being water, I shouldn’t have been surprised that it was a light weight rather than the heavy body of a good Cuban or Mexican flan.  I am going to try it again this time, I am using coconut milk instead of water. I bought a heavier crema 30% rather than the 20% most media cremas consist of. To humour Husband’s sensibilities, I am calling it coconut cream pudding. You can make coconut milk from fresh coconuts but I haven’t seen the coconut vendor on ...

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Coconut popsicles

We like paletas, which is what popsicles are called here. But I think most of them have added sugar. Yesterday, I decided to try making my own coconut ones. What I did was take the dried coconut that I had in the freezer, you can buy dried coconut in the vegetable section of the supermarket. It isn’t the sweeten and moist kind you get NOB, it’s dried coconut with no additives. I added 1 cup boiling water to the approximately 200 grams (1/2 lb) coconut in my blender, and allowed it to cool. I pulsed it until the coconut was well mixed. I poured the mixture into a plastic container. After about an hour, I stirred the coconut mix so it wouldn’t become a giant chunk. When my girls were little, we made popsicles using dixie cups and popsicle sticks. Later I bought reusable plastic molds. I have seen the molds at the store,so I think I am going to ...

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Chayote Halvah (Sime Badnekai Halwa)

This recipe is from Laxmi Hiremath’s Laxmi’s Vegetarian Kitchen makes 20 one inch pieces. 1 large chayote (8 ounces or 225 grams)3 tablespoons desi ghee or unsalted butter1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup half and half (I use media crema)Seeds from 4 green cardamon pods, ground (I used 1 teaspoon ground cardamon until I got some from home)-cardamomo, molido Wash and wipe the chayote. Grate until you reach the seed,remove the seed, grate the remaining chayote. Combine the desi ghee and the grated chayote in heavy 12 inch skillet or wok. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until all the liquid evaporates and the mixture is fragrant but not browned. Add the sugar and the half and half. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is reduced to a thick paste taht pulls away from the sides of the pan and no liquid seeps out, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. ...

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